Ive used this Paracord for a number of uses varying from tying tarps down to camping clothes line. Bought this pack recently for our emergency kit. Comes bundled up nicely for packing. Holds knots well and is quite strong. Affordable, multi-use cordage.
Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight
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Review 2 for 1/8 in. x 50 ft. Assorted Colors Paracord Hank
I have used 550 cord for nearly 25 years. From a weapons sling to a clothes line. This product is different. What I like about this product over regular 550 is it does not stretch. It also dry's out quickly. Anyone who wears those buddy bands knows those things get funky quick. You have to shower with them to get them clean in the field. This product dry's fast. What I don't like is the ends do not melt like regular 550 cord. And the inside strings aren't as handy when you field strip the cord. If you don't understand what I just said, cut a 3ft piece and pull the insides out. There you go.
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Review 3 for 1/8 in. x 50 ft. Assorted Colors Paracord Hank
from Baytown, TX
Age Range:45 to 54
PostedMarch 26, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I specifically needed paracord, so instead of driving to a military surplus store or ordering online, I searched and found it listed on Home Depot's site. I went to the local store and grabbed a 50' bundle of black (listed here). Hey, the price could not be beat. However, as I began to put it to use, cut it to length and melt/fuse the ends I discovered that THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ACTUAL 550 PARACORD (paracord, ie. parachute cord) like used by the military. It is nothing more than a simple thin, 1/8" nylon rope inside a woven nylon casing: FAR INFERIOR to the real thing! I'll keep what I bought for menial, around-the-house tasks, but I'll go to the surplus store to get the real stuff so I can proceed with my original project..
Cons: Not Durable, not the real deal
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Review 4 for 1/8 in. x 50 ft. Assorted Colors Paracord Hank
As stated, this is not nylon paracord. It is a polypropylene blend. It doesn't melt well, so sealing the ends is difficult. It is very stiff so tying knots is rather difficult and since it is a poly blend, it is very UV susceptible. For a general purpose, low yield cord, it is acceptable, as a "paracord" substitute, it is a very poor choice. At least its cheap, but you will get what you pay for.
This item should really be relabeled as calling it paracord is just false advertising. Real paracord is 100% nylon. This is just cheap rope.
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Review 5 for 1/8 in. x 50 ft. Assorted Colors Paracord Hank
For the price, this product is ok, but be forwarned, this is not true paracord. Home Depot needs to change their description. True paracord is a 7 strand cord with a load limit of 550 lbs. This only has a 100 lb limit and when you look at the inside of the cord it is obviously not a 7 strand cord. You can also tell that it is not paracord when you try to remelt the ends. It should melt evenly on the inside and the outside. Again, this product is ok for the price, but is marketed incorrectly.
Cons: Not Durable, incorrectly advertised
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Response from Home DepotBy THD Customer Service, October 9, 2013
I apologize for your experience with this product.I did reach out to the MFG, for more information on this issue and below is their response to you.
“The breaking strength is over 550 lbs for this product. The label refers to the working load limit which is a safety limit to ensure customer safety and is defined by the cordage institute of America.”
Hope this helps.
Review 6 for 1/8 in. x 50 ft. Assorted Colors Paracord Hank
I've used this paracord for a ton of different projects. It's really strong and has held up to some severe conditions. You can't beat the price. Much lower price than most Paracords. I keep a couple packages in my trunk for emergency situations. Will continue to use as my go-to cord.
No this is not real Paracord for the reasons mentioned by others, not 550 lb, not uniform in its materials, also I wil add when I mistakenly bought a bundle to help someone learn knots, the material is stiff and does not take a knot well.
An overhand loop is difficult to make neatly with this cord, and a figure 8 loop would be difficult. Should have checked more closely to get nylon cord.